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Content tagged with Software posted in July 2003
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Business Objects Gets Sales Growth Back--At A Price
News  |  7/31/2003
Business Objects' sales grew this quarter, but higher costs cut into profits.
Oracle Plans Special Edition Of Enterprise Apps For Smaller Businesses
News  |  7/31/2003
The first product out will be a suite for financials, which is designed to go live in just 30 days.
Homeland Security Will Drive Federal Spending On Knowledge Management
News  |  7/30/2003
Government spending on software and services will top $1 billion in five years.
Microsoft Takes Linux For A Test Drive
News  |  7/30/2003
Vendor plans to do side-by-side comparisons between Linux and Windows in lab environment.
HP Goes For CRM, In A Big Way
News  |  7/30/2003
Siebel says the deployment of its CRM software at HP to the tune of some 40,000 seats could be the largest CRM installation ever.
Avaki Expands Grids To Databases
News  |  7/30/2003
New version of Data Grid can access and integrate distributed data.
Vignette's Recovery Heats Up
News  |  7/29/2003
The portal and content-management software maker says it's set to make good on its promise to be profitable again in the current quarter.
Exploit Code For Windows Vulnerability Posted
News  |  7/29/2003
At least three different exploits have been posted to various security mailing lists.
Six Straight For MicroStrategy
News  |  7/29/2003
Company execs say sales are picking up as buyers gain more confidence in the economy and in MicroStrategy's health.
Microsoft Outlines Visual Studio .Net Upgrade
News  |  7/29/2003
The focus will be on developer productivity, scalability, and tie-ins to Yukon database.
ProactiveNet Enhances App-Management Software
News  |  7/29/2003
New tools provide better measurement, analysis, visualization, and integration.
Actuate Gets Nimble
News  |  7/29/2003
Actuate has acquired Nimble Technology, a privately held developer of enterprise information integration software.
Sun's Proposed New Web Services Standards
News  |  7/29/2003
Sun is trying to initiate a new round of Web services with a proposal for a set of standards that work on top of XML and WSDL.
Microsoft Pays $26 Million For "Touch" Technology
News  |  7/29/2003
The settlement of a patent-infringement suit with tiny Immersion Corp. will bring a more realistic feelto Xbox systems and other computer products.
IRS Takes Contractors To Task For Lengthy Contract Delays
News  |  7/28/2003
CSC-led database system can't be implemented in time for 2004 tax season.
Making Message Transitions Easier
News  |  7/28/2003
Companies tied to messaging and E-mail systems on Unix-based servers have a new option for migrating those systems to Linux running on less-expensive x86 servers.
Review: Tablet PCs
News  |  7/28/2003
Do you need a $2,000 writing pad? InformationWeek's John Foley says tablet PCs are worth the money for those who do a lot of note-taking.
IBM Launches WebSphere Portal 5
News  |  7/28/2003
The latest release feeds into businesses' growing focus on practicality in their IT initiatives.
Spam Away
News  |  7/28/2003
A Bigger Bid
News  |  7/28/2003
Upshot Expands Sales-Force Offerings
News  |  7/28/2003
The vendor is adding UpShot Dashboard and plans to integrate its product with Lotus Notes.
Consolidation Time
News  |  7/27/2003
Hyperion and Business Objects acquisitions signal a maturing business-intelligence software sector where customers want fewer vendors
SCO Group Threatens Users In Linux Fight
News  |  7/25/2003
Vendor tries to convince businesses to buy UnixWare licenses to avoid lawsuits
Microsoft Touts R&D Plans And Taps CFOs
News  |  7/25/2003
One wild card: IT spending; and what about that $50 billion in cash?
Rules Could Force Shippers To Modernize
News  |  7/25/2003
Proposal requires carriers to electronically notify customs of shipments headed for U.S.
Dial Scraps Its Enterprise Software, Switches To SAP
News  |  7/25/2003
The deal is part of a seven-year, $110 million outsourcing agreement with EDS.
Taking Stock: Why Some Stock Prices Stay Low
Commentary  |  7/25/2003
Check Point Executives disclose very little beyond what's required
Oracle Ups PeopleSoft Bid To $7.5 Billion
News  |  7/25/2003
The vendor reaffirmed its intention to buy PeopleSoft, saying it's prepared to cover the extra cost of its rival's recent acquisition of J.D. Edwards.
Langa Letter: System Setup Secrets For Windows XP
Commentary  |  7/25/2003
Fred's real-world, step-by-step advice for setting up a Windows XP-based PC in ways better than the defaults.
Oracle Warns Of Serious Vulnerabilities
News  |  7/25/2003
Vendor says hackers could take advantage of flaws in its E-business suite and database server.
Security Of E-Voting Systems Seriously Questioned
News  |  7/24/2003
Computer researchers claim to have found 'critical flaws' in software used for U.S. electronic voting.
Microsoft Details Product Plans But Keeps Mum On Dividends And Buybacks
News  |  7/24/2003
Bill Gates and other execs outline plans for $6.8 billion research and development budget, but the company won't say what it plans to do with its $50 billion in reserves.
Other Voices: Tire Kicking And Web Services
Commentary  |  7/24/2003
A Web-services expert recommends various ways to evaluate and adopt technologies such as XML to optimize your application development strategy.
Schumer: Consumers Favor No-Spam Registry
News  |  7/24/2003
The New York senator says an independent study shows 75% of consumers favor a federal registry similar to the new do-not-call list.
Judge To Microsoft: I'm Still Watching You
News  |  7/24/2003
Company lawyers say Microsoft has made substantial progress complying with the antitrust settlement it reached with the Bush administration, but Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly says she'll be monitoring the vendor's behavior.
Compuware Upgrades Java Development Tool
News  |  7/24/2003
OptimalJ 3.0 fully implements a model-driven architecture that a third-party study says can speed development and improve code quality.
Micosoft Goes Live With Server Name Change
News  |  7/24/2003
Microsoft Office Real-Time Communications Server 2003, the anticipated instant-messaging and presence-awareness engine, will hit the market later this year as Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2003.
Staffware To Open Sales Offices In India
News  |  7/24/2003
The move to sell business-process management software in the country reflects the trend among Indian service providers to offer customers advanced services beyond application development and infrastructure support.
Microsoft Reveals More Software Flaws
News  |  7/24/2003
Vulnerabilities show up in SQL Server and various versions of Windows.
Real Losses At Real Networks
News  |  7/24/2003
2Q losses doubled at the maker of Internet video and audio software, largely due to a one-time charge on excess office facilities.
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